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ERIC Number: EJ1105170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-578X
Teaching Vocabulary to Turkish Young Learners in Semantically Related and Semantically Unrelated Sets by Using Digital Storytelling
Aitkuzhinova-Arslan, Ainur; Gün, Süleyman; Üstünel, Eda
Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, v12 n1 p42-54 2016
Teaching vocabulary is a comprehensive process in foreign language learning requiring specific techniques of appropriate instruction and accurate strategy. The present study was conducted to examine the effects of teaching vocabulary to Turkish young learners in a semantic clustering way through digital storytelling. To investigate this aim, six video stories were chosen and studied in sequence. The research was carried out with 25 sixth graders during 6 weeks. Totally 6 stories were presented by teacher: three of them were taught in semantically related and three of them were taught in semantically unrelated sets. SPSS 20 package program was used to analyze all collected data. Learners developed their vocabulary at the end of both processes but with different ratio. Participants scored better at semantically unrelated vocabulary teaching process than semantically related vocabulary teaching process.
Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies. Hacettepe Universitesi, Egitim Fakultesi B Blok, Yabanci Diller Egitimi Bolumu, Ingiliz Dili Egitimi Anabilim Dali, Ankara 06800, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A